Kazakstan announced today it was pulling out.
Ukraine pulled out of Kut, which will likely be deadly to re-occupy.
Bulgarians are calling for reinforcements.
South Korea has suspended operations.
"Unless the U.S. provides more forces, and quick, the situation will get much worse," said Tim Garden of the Center for Defense Studies at King's College, London. "They will lose both their allies and the support of the Shi'ite majority."
Poland faces a choice of pulling out or having it coalition government collapse. They are begging NATO to step in, but Germany is the 800 lb. gorilla that won't let that happen.
"Bulgaria's opposition Socialists have asked the government to push for a U.N. resolution that might encourage other nations to join the stabilization effort and change Spain's mind."
This is a meltdown on a number of levels.
BTW, my brother's injury is minor, but he is headed home--unfortunately he's been held up at the Baghdad airport for three days. Thanks to all those who have expressed concern. My family really appreciates it. His Gaurd unit was scheduled to rotate out anyway, but they've been told that they should expect to return in November.